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Amazon Earnings Preview: Can Amazon Deliver A Beat This Quarter?

by Trefis Team
All eyes will be on  Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, January 29th, when the company reports its fourth quarter results for the year 2014. As some early indicators suggest, the company’s top-line growth could continue to outperform in Q4, ...
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Microsoft Earnings: Revenues Increase As Microsoft Consolidates Phones Division Revenues

by Trefis Team
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its earnings for Q2 FY15 on January 26th. (Fiscal years end with June)  The company posted a 8% year-over-year growth in revenues to $26.47 billion, which also includes $2.3 billion revenues from Nokia’s phone di...
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Toyota’s Faltering China Strategy Threatens To Hurt Its Future Prospects

by Trefis Team
Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) narrowly kept its position as the global leader in terms of vehicle unit sales in 2014, ahead of German auto maker Volkswagen AG. Toyota sales, including deliveries from its mini-car subsidiary Daih...
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Men’s Business A Key Pillar Of Coach’s Brand Transformation Strategy

by Trefis Team
Coach Inc ‘s (NYSE:COH) woes are directly traceable to two strategic mistakes: firstly, the company relied too heavily on its factory store channel and discounts in order to raise unit sales. Until as recently as fiscal 2014, factory sales ...
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Ralph Lauren Focusing On Company Operated Stores And Improved Store Experience For Future Growth

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For the year 2015, luxury lifestyle company Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) has made its growth strategy clear. The company is focusing on three specific areas — the development of a global store network, infrastructure development,  and new adverti...
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Tata Motors’ Recovering Passenger Vehicle Form

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Tata Motors ‘ (NYSE:TTM) stock has jumped approximately 75% in the last 52 weeks, surpassing $50 a share last week, mainly on the back of its thriving luxury vehicle business. Jaguar Land Rover constitutes more than 95% of the company’...
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ConocoPhillips Earnings Preview: Lower Oil Prices To Offset Production Growth

by Trefis Team
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is scheduled to announce its 2014 fourth quarter earnings on January 29. We expect lower crude oil prices to weigh significantly on the company’s year-on-year earnings growth. Benchmark crude oil prices have declined sha...
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Two Surprising Ways In Which Nike Is Growing Its Business

by Trefis Team
We recently revised our price estimate for sports giant  Nike (NYSE:NKE) from $68 to $85 following an extremely strong quarter, which saw the company boost its revenue by 15% and reverse a trend of declining gross margins,  to post a 120 basis po...
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Seasonal Trends Will Slowdown Broadcom’s Growth In Q4’14

by Trefis Team
Leading semiconductor provider for wired and wireless communications,  Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) will report its Q4 2014 and full-year 2014 earnings on January 29th. For the first nine months of 2014, the company’s top line growth was almost f...
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Kimberly-Clark’s Revenues Hammered by Currency Headwinds, Finds Solace in Cost Savings

by Trefis Team
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) posted its 2014 fourth quarter and full year results on January 23rd. The manufacturer of globally renowned brands like Huggies, Kleenex, and Scott was heavily impacted by strong currency headwinds, which pushed fourth ...
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Google Earnings Preview: Ad Volume Growth To Offset Decline In CPC

by Trefis Team
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is set to release its Q4 2014 earnings on Thursday, January 29th. In Q3, the company reported that its revenues grew by over 20% year over year to $16.52 billion. However, the result failed to enthuse investors who were expec...
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Alibaba Should Maintain Its Growth Momentum In The Fourth Quarter Results

by Trefis Team
Investors will keenly track  Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) on Thursday, January 29th, when the Internet retail giant reports its fourth quarter results for 2014. We expect the company to post solid results driven by a seasonally strong quarter in Q4, whi...
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Weak Economy In Russia & Supplier Issue In China Drives Down McDonald’s Revenue Growth In 2014

by Trefis Team
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) released its annual figures for the fiscal 2014 year on January 23.  2014 was a challenging year for The Golden Arches, as some operational headwinds and issues in the Asian market pressured the company’s f...
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Ford’s December Sales Numbers Do Not Tell The Full Story

by Trefis Team
Ford Motors (NYSE:F) reported less than expected sales numbers for the December holiday period. Over the past few years, the Black Friday and holiday period has become a hot one for car sales.  Special deals for the holidays have turned the perio...
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Dow Chemical Earnings Preview: Margin Expansion To Drive Growth

by Trefis Team
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) is scheduled to announce its 2014 fourth quarter earnings on January 29. We expect the company to primarily draw growth from margin expansion, as a result of productivity cost savings from higher operating leve...
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